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Survey Suggests Air Travelers Not Comfortable With Female Pilots

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A new survey conducted by a travel agency in England found that air travelers feel more comfortable with a man piloting a plane.

Female Pilots

A poll suggested that most air travelers felt uncomfortable with a female pilot.

The survey, conducted by Sunshine.co.uk, found that 51 percent of those questioned didn’t feel at ease with a woman at the controls.

Those who preferred a male pilot said they are more skilled and that women would not handle pressure situations as well, the Daily Mail reported.

However, those who were fine with a woman flying the plane said male pilots were too “hot-headed” or easily distracted in a crisis, according to the website.

About 25 percent said the sex of their pilot did not matter.